Apple watch out – the Androids are attacking

Apple with its innovative interfaces on the iPhone and the iPad has taken the mobile user experience to another level. But now, Apple is getting serious competition in its very sweet spot.

TAT (The Astonishing Tribe) has been developing some pretty amazing Android homescreen replacements, widgets, live wallpapers and other interfaces which really give the iPhone a run for the money. TAT is a mobile design outfit best known for its augmented reality application known as Recognizr.

TAT is launching its new 3D homescreen on Android. I think TATs products (which will be available early next year) are only the beginning. It will be interesting to see how long Apples own developers will be able to keep up with the massive development world wide on the much more open Android platform. Will this force Apple to open its platform completely (loosing its special Apple flavor) or retain its more limited development platform, “the walled orchard of Apps”?

Read Sarah Perez full story and more videos at ReadWriteWeb. Watch out for the 3D-map application. Pretty cool, isn’t it?

About Jens Zander

Professor Jens Zander is professor in Radio Communication Systems at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. He has been among the few in Swedens Ny Teknik magazine's annual list of influential people in ICT that have been given the epithet “Mobile Guru”. He is one of the leading researchers in mobile communication and is the Scientific director of the industry/academia collaboration center Wireless@KTH. His research group focuses on three main areas – the efficient and scalable use of the radio frequency spectrum, economic aspects of mobile systems and application and energy efficiency in future wireless infrastructures.
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